UC Davis Health news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health news UC Davis Health news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/UCDavis-Health-128x50.jpg http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health news Life's a picnic at Family Time at the MIND event http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13124/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13124 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2018) - Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13124 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-20T00:00:00Z Pediatric patient receives life-changing care for double aortic arch http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13118/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13118 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 16, 2018) - When Elk Grove resident Brooke Peoples was 1 year old, she was diagnosed with a double aortic arch, a rare congenital cardiovascular malformation. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13118 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-08-16T00:00:00Z Neurogenic obesity is topic of upcoming Kilmer Memorial lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13117/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13117 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2018) - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation expert Davis Gater Jr., from Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center, will deliver the annual David D. Kilmer Memorial Lecture on Friday, Sept. 7, with a presentation titled "Neurogenic obesity: Trimming the fat." Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13117 Doreen Purvis 2018-08-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers method to improve IQ test sensitivity now widely available http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13114/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13114 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2018) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers from the Translational Psychophysiology and Assessment Laboratory (T-PAL) developed a method to improve IQ test sensitivity and remove barriers associated with floor effects in people with intellectual disabilities. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13114 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-15T00:00:00Z Q&A with Laura Kester: Eating disorders and what families need to know http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13112/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13112 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2018) - In her role as an adolescent medicine physician at UC Davis Children's Hospital, Laura Kester diagnoses and treats children and teens with eating disorders and helps to provide them with the resources and support that they need. The following is a Q&A with Kester, providing advice and help for families on this topic.   Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13112 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-08-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis Diabetes Summer Camp offers friendship, fun http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13113/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13113 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2018) - The UC Davis Diabetes Summer Camp, held last month in Davis, provided a week of friendship, fun and diabetes education for patients battling Type I Diabetes.  Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13113 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-08-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center Again Ranked One of California's Top Hospitals http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13110/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13110 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 14, 2018) - U.S. News ranks the medical center among the nation's best in 11 specialties; No. 5 in California, and No. 1 in Sacramento overall for 2018-19. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13110 Charles Casey 2018-08-14T00:00:00Z Medical volunteers needed at California International Marathon on Dec. 2 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13061/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13061 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2018) - Medical volunteers are needed at this year's California International Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 and will be sponsored by UC Davis Children’s Hospital. UC Davis Health will provide medical care for the runners, both on course at medical stations from Folsom to Sacramento and at the finish line medical tent at the State Capitol. Volunteers are needed to be part of the medical team that will assess/triage runners who need medical assistance.  Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13061 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-08-13T00:00:00Z On a mission: $12 million state appropriation earmarked for Jordan's syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13109/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13109 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2018) - Nine teams, including UC Davis stem cell researchers, pursue a cure for rare disorder with links to autism, Alzheimer's disease and cancer Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13109 Carole Gan 2018-08-13T00:00:00Z Study of cancer survival over 20-year period in California finds improvements for some, but not all http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13098/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13098 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2018) - Better treatments and improved screening programs that detect cancer at earlier stages led to an overall 12 percent improvement in cancer survival in California, according to a new report from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13098 Carole Gan 2018-08-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital Symposium set for Nov. 1 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13107/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13107 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2018) - The UC Davis Children’s Hospital Symposium will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Betty Irene Moore Hall, Room 1000. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13107 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-08-13T00:00:00Z Organ donor patients honored in Honor Guard procession http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13088/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13088 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 10, 2018) - Since 2016, the UC Davis Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) staff has been honoring organ donors with an honor guard procession. Now this tradition   been extended to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and, soon, other intensive care units in UC Davis Medical Center. Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13088 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-08-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute Summer Institute huge success http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13097/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13097 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 9, 2018) - The sell-out crowd at this year's annual Summer Institute hosted by the MIND Institute brought together health care professionals, educators, therapists and self-advocates/families/caregivers to learn about the latest in treatment, public policy and research.  Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13097 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis CAARE Center awarded grant to provide trauma training for staff, mental health providers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13096/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13096 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 9, 2018) - The UC Davis CAARE Center was recently awarded a $300,000, two-year grant by Sacramento County Behavioral Health Service to provide training and consultation for mental health providers and support staff treating youth with a history of sexual exploitation.  Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13096 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-08-09T00:00:00Z Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UC Davis MIND Institute receive more than $3 million for Down syndrome research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13089/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13089 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2018) - While Down syndrome is the leading genetic cause of intellectual disability, evidence-based interventions lag behind other neurodevelopmental disorders. Angela John Thurman aims to understand language and pre-linguistic precursors to inform future interventions and treatments for those with the disorder. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13089 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis Announces New Second Hospital on University's Sacramento Campus http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13090/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13090 (August 8, 2018) - The University of California, Davis, today announced that along with Kindred Healthcare, it will construct and operate a second hospital on its downtown Sacramento campus to provide more inpatient rehabilitation services in Sacramento County. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13090 Doreen Purvis 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis team recognized for national leadership in pulmonary embolism care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13094/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13094 (August 8, 2018) - A team of UC Davis physicians and surgeons has been recognized for helping to launch a national effort to guide standards for treating pulmonary embolism, the third most common cause of death from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13094 Karen Finney 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z MUSE microscopy named Innovation of the Year by Microscopy Today http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13079/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13079 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2018) - Stunning images, like this breast tissue sample, was captured with the MUSE microscope, a technology developed by UC Davis and other scientists that holds great promise for analyzing tissue specimens immediately after a biopsy and getting results to patients faster. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13079 Carole Gan 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network Care-a-thon listeners show how much they care, donations total $170,304 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13095/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13095 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2018) - Sacramento’s Entravision radio stations teamed up for the annual Children’s Miracle Network Care-a-thon, which raised a total of $170,304 to support pediatric programs, equipment, research and patient care at UC Davis Children's Hospital. The event is part of the annual CMN Hospitals Entravision Radiothon Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13095 Erin Baily 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z Mediathon nets $521,547.33 for UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13093/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13093 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2018) - The annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) Mediathon on ABC10 raised more than $500,000 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento. Funds raised stay local, meaning all funds donated benefit the children in the 33-county service area served by the hospital. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13093 Erin Baily 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital receives $74,000 from CMN Friendship Invitational http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13092/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13092 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2018) - Community members and corporate partners took to the links at the 2018 CMN Friendship Invitational Golf Tournament, raising close to $75,000 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis.  Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13092 Erin Baily 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z The Art of Pain Relief: How museums may help address chronic pain http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13091/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13091 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2018) - UC Davis pain management specialists examine an art museum tour for a unique approach to addressing chronic pain. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13091 Doreen Purvis 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z Walmart superhero campaign to benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital begins end of August http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13086/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13086 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2018) - Help Walmart help sick and injured children by making a donation at your local Walmart Aug. 27-Sept. 30 during the store’s annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals miracle balloon campaign. Donations stay local to support children in UC Davis Children’s Hospital 33-county service area. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13086 Erin Baily 2018-08-07T00:00:00Z Attacking cultural trauma and dementia among Vietnamese immigrants http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13083/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13083 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2018) - Oanh Meyer’s mother Anh Le, arrived in the United States in 1975 as a Vietnam War refugee just a few days before the fall of Saigon. And while she settled in America and raised a family, the trauma of living in war-torn Vietnam throughout the conflict took a toll on her. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13083 Dorsey Griffith 2018-08-07T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network (CMN) awards grants for 2018-2019 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13082/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13082 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2018) - Thirteen grants totaling nearly $400,000 have been awarded by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis to clinicians and researchers at UC Davis Medical Center. Grants in the amount of $225,388 will enhance the clinical care of children and $169,883 was awarded for research directly improving the health and welfare of children.Each fiscal year, applications are accepted by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) for both clinical services and research grants. Each application must demonstrate how the project or research contributes to UC Davis Health Strategic Goals and/or UC Davis Medical Center Institutional Goals. The amount of funds awarded each year is determined by the CMN Executive Committee and chief executive office of UC Davis Medical Center. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13082 Erin Baily 2018-08-07T00:00:00Z Acupuncture provides help for pediatric GI patient http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13022/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13022 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2018) - Twelve-year-old Samantha Rickards was not one to complain. But when her stomach hurt and every day the pain got worse, her parents were alarmed … especially after a visit to her pediatrician, a gastroenterologist and two-and-a-half months of tests and medications with no answers or relief. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13022 Erin Baily 2018-08-07T00:00:00Z Liquid biopsy could ease the way to immunotherapy for lung cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13076/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13076 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis, Genentech and Foundation Medicine are the first to show that a blood-based test to assess tumor mutational burden (TMB) accurately identifies non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who could benefit from immunotherapies called checkpoint inhibitors. The blood test offers a much less invasive and more repeatable alternative to tissue testing. The study was published online today in Nature Medicine. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13076 Dorsey Griffith 2018-08-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing students awarded for service to community from national association http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13069/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13069 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 3, 2018) - Carter Todd and Sherena Edinboro, graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, received 40 and Under Awards from the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). The master’s-degree leadership students, who also work as nurses at UC Davis Health, were among 19 black recipients at the 46th Annual NBNA Institute and Conference in St. Louis July 31-Aug.5. Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13069 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-08-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find quiet viruses alter body's response to vaccines, pathogens http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13073/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13073 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 2, 2018) - UC Davis study shows subclinical cytomegalovirus infections change microbe and immune cell populations and responses to influenza vaccine. Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13073 Carole Gan 2018-08-02T00:00:00Z Entravision stations raise funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital Aug. 2-4 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13072/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13072 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 2, 2018) - Entravision's 72-hour Radiothon kicks off today, raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. Entravision's 72-hour Radiothon kicks off today, raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. Radio stations Hot 103.5 KHHM-FM, Wolf 101.9 KNTY-FM, Jose 104.3, La Tricolor 99.9 and 100.9 and Super Estrella 98.9 are broadcasting a mix of patient stories, facts and interviews to raise awareness of and funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the region's only Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13072 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-08-02T00:00:00Z Sarcoma specialist chosen to lead orthopaedic surgery at UC Davis Health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13070/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13070 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2018) - UC Davis Health welcomes R. Lor Randall as the new chair of the UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic surgery. Randall is known for his compassion and expertise in treating and studying cancers of connective tissue in children and adults.  Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13070 Karen Finney 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z More Active Shooter Survival workshops scheduled http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12918/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12918 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2018) - The UC Davis Police Department is hosting another two Active Shooter workshops emphasizing the need for communities to pre-plan for catastrophic events. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12918 Charles Casey 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day benefits UC Davis Children's Hospital Aug. 2 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13071/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13071 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2018) - Help hospitalized kids by celebrating Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen (DQ) locations[this Thursday, Aug. 2. When you purchase a Blizzard® Treat, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will go to UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Sacramento’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13071 Erin Baily 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts sleep-related lecture as part of series on Aug. 9 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13046/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13046 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2018) - Can your sleep habits today impact your risk for dementia years later? Join us for a talk with world-renowned expert, Kristine Yaffe, to find out.   Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13046 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-01T00:00:00Z All about the virus responsible for the throat cancer surge http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13067/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13067 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2018) - Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of certain types of throat cancer. Dr. Michael Moore, director of head and neck surgery at UC Davis and an HPV-related cancer expert, answers some tough questions about the trend and what can be done about it. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13067 Dorsey Griffith 2018-07-31T00:00:00Z Ronald McDonald House Northern California gifts new caring cart to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13068/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13068 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2018) - Ronald McDonald House Northern California has donated a new caring cart to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13068 Erin Baily 2018-07-31T00:00:00Z Kantamneni appointed director of pediatric epilepsy at UC Davis Health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13066/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13066 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2018) - Trishna Kantamneni has joined the UC Davis Department of Neurology as director of pediatric epilepsy, effective July 1, 2018. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13066 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-07-31T00:00:00Z Papa Murphy's pizza sales support UC Davis Children's Hospital on Aug. 3-4 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13065/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13065 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 30, 2018) - In celebration of ABC10's Children's Miracle Network Mediathon on Aug. 3, Papa Murphy's Pizza is offering two ways to give back to UC Davis Children's Hospital. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13065 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-07-30T00:00:00Z NIH renews UC Davis Health's clinical research work in neurological disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13060/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13060 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2018) - The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced this week that it has renewed  UC Davis Health in Sacramento for another five years as one of just two locations on the West Coast for its NeuroNEXT Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials. Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13060 Charles Casey 2018-07-27T00:00:00Z Let's ROC!! Join the 5K Run for Ovarian Cancer (ROC) on Sunday, Sept. 16 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13059/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13059 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2018) - Get your running shoes on and bring the family to Let's Roc! The 5K Run for Ovarian Cancer starts and finishes at 45th and X Streets and is organized by the Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network (OCERN) Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13059 Doreen Purvis 2018-07-27T00:00:00Z USS La Jolla sailors visit UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13050/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13050 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2018) - In celebration of Sacramento Navy Week, sailors from the USS La Jolla, a Los Angeles-class submarine, visited pediatric patients and families at UC Davis Children's Hospital last Friday.   Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13050 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-07-26T00:00:00Z Dean's fellowships in entrepreneurship, informatics and precision medicine announced http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13053/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13053 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 25, 2018) - Innovative projects focus on developing 'living' endothelium, predicting COPD exacerbations, improving safety of new antiarrhythmic drugs and tailoring breast cancer genomic testing for Latinas Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13053 Carole Gan 2018-07-25T00:00:00Z Reproductive history may affect dementia risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13052/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13052 (July 24, 2018) - Research reported this week by UC Davis Health Professor Rachel Whitmer showed correlations between a dementia diagnosis in women and number of children, number of miscarriages, age at the time of first menstrual period, age at the start of natural menopause and total reproductive years. “The story of estrogen and the brain is just beginning," Whitmer said. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13052 Karen Finney 2018-07-24T00:00:00Z Oldham receives grant for pulmonary fibrosis biomarkers study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13048/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13048 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 23, 2018) - Justin Oldham, a specialist in the genetics and treatment of interstitial lung disease, has been awarded a CHEST Foundation research grant to study bloodstream biomarkers that can help predict therapeutic outcomes for patients with different types of pulmonary fibrosis. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13048 Karen Finney 2018-07-23T00:00:00Z Education, processes for identifying and caring for human trafficking victims being developed http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13044/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13044 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 20, 2018) - Multidisciplinary teams at UC Davis Medical Center have come together to educate and develop clinical protocols to meet the needs of sex trafficking victims. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13044 Carole Gan 2018-07-20T00:00:00Z Cancer Center to help patients tackle nicotine addiction http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13039/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13039 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2018) - Steven Berkstresser has chewed tobacco for most of the past 40 years, and he’s always wanted to kick the habit. But it was a cancer diagnosis that prompted him to join a UC Davis program to help him quit. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13039 Dorsey Griffith 2018-07-18T00:00:00Z New Study Pages website helps volunteers, patients find clinical trials at UC Davis Health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13040/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13040 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2018) - The MIND Institute's study of early social skills of infants and toddlers is just one of the ongoing clinical studies volunteers and patients can find on the new Study Pages website, a resource for healthy volunteers, patients and clinical investigators. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13040 Carole Gan 2018-07-17T00:00:00Z 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series presentation, July 18 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13037/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13037 (July 13, 2018) - Join Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra as he presents, "Immigration: Are we closing the door on the American Dream?" The discussion is part of UC Davis Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13037 Doreen Purvis 2018-07-13T00:00:00Z Natale named chief of staff at UC Davis Medical Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13038/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13038 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 13, 2018) - JoAnne Natale, professor of pediatric critical care and director of quality and safety at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has been elected chief of staff of UC Davis Medical Center, effective July 1. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13038 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-07-13T00:00:00Z Permanent supportive housing holds potential for improving health of the homeless http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13027/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13027 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2018) - Would providing permanent supportive housing to the homeless improve their health? Find out more and the recommendations of a team of leading physicians and experts who evaluated current studies. The work, done on behalf of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, was led by Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and Institute for Population Health Improvement director at UC Davis. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13027 Carole Gan 2018-07-11T00:00:00Z Jonathan Riess receives 2018 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13026/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13026 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2018) - The National Cancer Institute recognizes UC Davis oncologist for outstanding clinical research. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13026 Shawn Kramer 2018-07-11T00:00:00Z Community colleges can boost physician diversity and access to primary care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13025/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13025 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2018) - New UC Davis Health research shows that medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine. “If we want to expand the primary care workforce together with culturally competent care, we need to focus more on community college as an important pathway to medical school,” said lead author Efrain Talamantes. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13025 Karen Finney 2018-07-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts brain food lecture as part of series on July 19 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13023/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13023 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2018) - Join cardiovascular expert John Rutledge for a fascinating lecture on the link between a healthy heart and aging well.  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13023 Shawn Kramer 2018-07-10T00:00:00Z Coming home: Nurse who received life-saving care as a child returns http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13019/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13019 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 9, 2018) - The life-saving care Elizabeth Clifton received 30 years ago at UC Davis Medical Center inspired her to become a registerd nurse and educator. She's come full circle -- literally -- having returned to UC Davis to teach new nurses in the same room where she was treated for rare autoimmune disorder as a child. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13019 Carole Gan 2018-07-09T00:00:00Z Violence Prevention Research Program epidemiologists recognized for leading-edge studies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13021/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13021 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 6, 2018) - Methods to assess aspects of the environment at school, among peers and in neighborhoods awarded for best postdoctoral paper from the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Poster presentation on recurrent firearm assault injuries also recognized. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13021 Carole Gan 2018-07-06T00:00:00Z Be safe in the sun http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13017/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 3, 2018) - Most young people don’t think much about the dangerous effects of the sun and artificial ultraviolet (UV) light, but sun safety early in life is crucial to preventing skin cancer in adulthood. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13017 Doreen Purvis 2018-07-03T00:00:00Z Surviving summer with chronic lung disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13009/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13009 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 29, 2018) - Summer days of high heat and poor air quality can be extremely challenging for those with COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung conditions. Combined with the likelihood of fires, extra precautions are necessary. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13009 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis lung physiology student gets the chance of a lifetime: Attending a meeting with 43 Nobel Laureates http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13005/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13005 (June 29, 2018) - Cameron Flayer, a doctoral student in physiology and toxicology at UC Davis Health, gets tips from Laureates about being successful in science. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13005 Carole Gan 2018-06-29T00:00:00Z Exercise safely in summer heat http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13008/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13008 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 29, 2018) - Continue your regular exercise program in the summer, but also take steps to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A sports medicine physician highlights the symptoms and ways to avoid them. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13008 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-29T00:00:00Z Treating AFib with ablation reduces mortality and stroke http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12995/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12995 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2018) - Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib, new research from UC Davis physicians shows. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12995 Karen Finney 2018-06-28T00:00:00Z Celebrating Fourth of July safely http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13004/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13004 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2018) - Commemorating our nation’s independence with fireworks is a valued tradition. If not handled properly, however, fireworks are common causes of hand, hearing and burn injuries. Here are ways to celebrate without making a trip to the emergency room. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13004 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-28T00:00:00Z Q&A with pediatric heart surgeon Amy Rahm http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12996/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12996 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2018) - A mother and a pediatric heart surgeon, Amy Rahm is helping to build a national reputation for pediatric cardiac care at UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center. Here is a Q&A with her. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12996 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-28T00:00:00Z Farmers Market closed July 4 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12981/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12981 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2018) - The Farmers' Market will be closed July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. The market will reopen July 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. as usual. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12981 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-28T00:00:00Z New model could illuminate autism subtype http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12985/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12985 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2018) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have created a mouse model for maternal antibody-related (MAR) autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that closely mimics the physiology and behaviors seen in people with this form of ASD. People with MAR ASD have been exposed to maternal autoantibodies, which can react with fetal brain tissue.  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12985 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-27T00:00:00Z Cystic fibrosis diagnosis leads one family to move closer to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12979/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12979 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2018) - Six years ago, the Morales family was living in Oklahoma, when they welcomed their baby daughter Sandra into the world. Shortly after her newborn screening tests, they learned that Sandra had cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections, limits breathing and can cause respiratory failure. Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12979 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-27T00:00:00Z Oh, my aching head! The who, what, why and how to cope with migraine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12999/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12999 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2018) - Migraine headaches can strike any time and be debilitating, making it impossible to work or enjoy even life’s simple pleasures. They affect approximately 12 percent of the population living in the U.S. and are three times more prevalent in women than men.  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12999 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-27T00:00:00Z Register for Duck Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12901/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12901 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2018) - The sixth annual Duck Dash will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. Proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12901 2018-06-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12988/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12988 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2018) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties in the new 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12988 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health offers celebratory meals for new moms and their partners http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12971/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12971 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 21, 2018) - Hospital food is usually the last thing on a new mom’s wish list … until now. UC Davis Health’s Mommy Meals program has arrived. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12971 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-21T00:00:00Z Bike month challenge stats are in, top-pedalling employees recognized http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12961/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12961 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 20, 2018) - UC Davis Health employees who participated in the Bike Month Challenge in May Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12961 Carole Gan 2018-06-20T00:00:00Z Fountain named Outstanding Cyclist for 2018 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12962/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12962 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 20, 2018) - Mark Fountain, a biomedical equipment technician in Clinical Engineering, was named UC Davis Health's Outstanding Cyclist for 2018 at last month's Celebration of Cyclists at the West Steps of the Capitol. He was presented with a medal and a pair of coveted 2018 Bike Month socks. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12962 Carole Gan 2018-06-20T00:00:00Z CalCARES researchers awarded at national conference http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12975/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12975 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 19, 2018) - Three informatics staff from the UC Davis California Cancer Reporting and Epidemiological Surveillance (CalCARES) program received awards for their research and work at the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries annual conference held in Pittsburgh, PA last week. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12975 Carole Gan 2018-06-19T00:00:00Z Vascular surgery residents win conference competition http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12973/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12973 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 19, 2018) - A team of UC Davis vascular surgery residents won first place in a contest of skills and knowledge at the June 15 Pacific Northwest Endovascular Conference in Seattle. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12973 Karen Finney 2018-06-19T00:00:00Z Survivors of gun crimes pay emotional cost http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12948/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12948 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2018) - Victims of crimes committed with firearms suffer greater distress compared to victims of crimes involving other weapons or no weapons at all. As such, persons victimized with a firearm may require special attention with regard to their emotional well-being. Findings from a brief research report  by researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12948 Carole Gan 2018-06-18T00:00:00Z Where's Waldo? UC Davis Children's Hospital patients find fun in new construction http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12972/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12972 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2018) - When construction began on the six-story UC Davis North Addition Office Building directly across from UC Davis Medical Center, it became a new draw for UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12972 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-18T00:00:00Z Huggie doles out affection and eases stress for young patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12959/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12959 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2018) - Who has four legs, wears a black coat and works alongside medical staff? Huggie – the newest member of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center team and first-ever facility dog at UC Davis Health. The two-year-old Labrador retriever supports children receiving treatments in the Pediatric Infusion Center. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12959 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school hosts graduation celebration http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12964/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12964 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis lauded the accomplishments of 128 master’s-degree students and six doctoral candidates at its seventh graduation celebration. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12964 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z 'Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge' features the UC Davis ALS clinic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12967/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12967 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - KVIE recently held a community preview of the documentary “Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge” about the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Produced as part of the station’s Viewfinder series, the program features physicians and patients of the UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12967 Karen Finney 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z Pregnant women and new moms invited to join UC Davis wildfire study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12969/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12969 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - Women who were pregnant during or right after the October 2017 wildfires in Northern California are invited to participate in a new UC Davis study to determine if those fires affected their health and the health of their babies. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12969 Karen Finney 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z Elementary students learn about careers in health care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12968/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12968 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - Career education events earlier this month enthralled more than 50 students from two schools. The events were hosted by UC Davis’ Department of Government and Community Relations, and supported by Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer’s “WayUp” initiative. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12968 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z Good food is good medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12960/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12960 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 14, 2018) - Visitors and employees at UC Davis Medical Center are now able to enjoy locally sourced, healthy menu items in the hospital's café thanks to the inspired vision of the new executive chef, Santana Diaz. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12960 Doreen Purvis 2018-06-14T00:00:00Z Do excess fluids cause brain injuries in children with diabetic ketoacidosis? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12956/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12956 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2018) - For decades, clinicians have worried that giving too much intravenous fluid to children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may contribute to brain swelling and injury, and even death. Now, after a national study that examined more than a thousand patients with DKA, UC Davis researchers and their colleagues from around the country have shown that fluid infusion does not cause  brain injury in children with DKA. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12956 Charles Casey 2018-06-13T00:00:00Z Walk to benefit lung cancer research June 23 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12953/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12953 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - Join two UC Davis lung cancer specialists for the third annual “Your Next Step is the Cure” run/walk on Saturday, June 23 in Sacramento. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12953 Shawn Kramer 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Can watching pro sports on TV prevent crime? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12957/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12957 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - The entertainment provided by televised sporting events has a significant effect on crime in Chicago, reducing the number of violent, property and drug crime reports by as much as 25 percent during the hours of a given game, according to a study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. The study published in the Journal of Sports Economics in May. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12957 Carole Gan 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Nationally prominent brain tumor specialist to lead neurological surgery at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12702/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12702 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - Renowned surgeon, scientist and educator Griffith R. Harsh IV has been selected as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Julian R. Youmans Chair in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Health. He begins his new position July 1. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12702 Karen Finney 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Psychedelic drugs, ketamine change structure of neurons http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12951/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12951 (June 12, 2018) - A team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, is exploring how hallucinogenic drugs impact the structure and function of neurons — research that could lead to new treatments for depression, anxiety and related disorders. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12951 Carole Gan 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts healthy brain aging and dementia prevention lecture series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12945/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12945 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2018) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will host a monthly series of lectures focused on healthy brain aging and dementia prevention through October. Each lecture will take place at the UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The events are free, however, reservations are required. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12945 Shawn Kramer 2018-06-11T00:00:00Z Stem cell transplants extend life for multiple myeloma patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12950/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12950 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis have confirmed that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant improves survival for people suffering from multiple myeloma, yet many potentially eligible patients never undergo the procedure. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12950 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-11T00:00:00Z CPR training marathon at the Capitol helps share life-saving skills http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12947/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12947 (June 8, 2018) - Aimee Moulin and John Rose, UC Davis emergency medicine faculty members, were among the experts who taught CPR training workshops on the North Lawn of the state Capitol yesterday at an event organized by the California chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12947 Carole Gan 2018-06-08T00:00:00Z A Cinderella story 16 years in the making http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12946/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12946 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2018) - Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo describes the challenges she overcame and her drive to become a physician, which became a reality when she graduated this May from the UC Davis School of Medicine. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12946 Carole Gan 2018-06-08T00:00:00Z Francesca Happé will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on June 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12944/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12944 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2018) - “Why study the mind if genes cause autism?” is the question Francesca Happé will address during her talk at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday, June 13, as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12944 Shawn Kramer 2018-06-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis partners with other top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12941/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12941 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2018) - Nearly 80 million Americans – one out of every four people – are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). And of those millions, more than 31,000 will be diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer this year. Despite those staggering figures and the availability of a vaccine to prevent the infections that cause these cancers, HPV vaccination remains low in the United States. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12941 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-07T00:00:00Z Drug combination offers more effective care for women suffering miscarriage http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12930/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12930 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2018) - A combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol can help bring closure to women experiencing miscarriage and reduce the need for surgery to complete the painful miscarriage process, research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine shows. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12930 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-06T00:00:00Z Physician assistant completes the heart failure team http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12932/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12932 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 4, 2018) - There are many paths to a career in medicine. Felicia Corbett was well into a career as a middle school science teacher when she decided she wanted to be involved in patient care instead. Today, she is a physician assistant with the heart failure team at UC Davis Health. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12932 Karen Finney 2018-06-04T00:00:00Z Mikuni Scoop Scoot raises funds for UC Davis Child Life on July 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12903/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12903 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 4, 2018) - Scoot over to William Land Park on Friday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. for the Mikuni Scoop Scoot to help raise funds for the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12903 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-06-04T00:00:00Z